In general, the governing elites in DC have run rough shod over the majority of the country who don't belong to a federally protected class. They have even run rough shod over some protected classes, like old white guys and Vietnam Era veterans. (I'm both). Republicans have been unable to make their case because they are unable to take a hit from the Pravda Press and keep on coming. Trump's one claim to fame is that he dictates his agenda to the liberal media. The media does not dictate their agenda to him.
That said, what we needed was a second Ronald Reagan. What we got instead is an aging confidence trickster who's one talent was in great demand, but who has no other abilities.
I understand, and feel myself, that, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" feeling. For example, I was very disappointed that Republicans did not connect the government shutdown with the disastrous roll out of Obamacare. The Republicans shut down the government to get a one year delay in the implementation of Obamacare. The "I told you so" moment should have been used to pummel the president. Nobody had the guts to even try. That failure to even make an argument locked us into the weakest position possible on budget negotiations.
I would vote for Trump as an independent political hatchet man in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, he's running for president. Obama has set precedents of ignoring the Constitution wherever and whenever possible. This is not the time for another egotistical president with uncontrollable urges to retaliate against his enemies with no regard for the law. Obama has placed the Constitution in the Intensive Care Unit in just 7 reckless years. Two such presidents in a row will kill the Constitution.